"Here in Boulder we had the driest March to June since records were being kept," Meehl said. "We only got a third of the amount of moisture we normally get. That sets the stage when we get extreme heat that combo of heat and dryness creates these conditions that are really explosive."
Meehl says Boulder had two days of record highs just before the Flagstaff fire took off. He says day the Waldo Canyon Fire sparked, Colorado Springs set an all time record for that area.
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